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Share Your Christmas Memories

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Enter the City's Christmas contest on Facebook. In a paragraph or less, share your favorite Christmas memory in Paramount at

"Like" us and post your tale there. The winner will receive a gift basket of Paramount gear, and have their story read on stage, at the Holiday Tree Lighting, Dec. 2nd.

The winner will be contacted and must be present at the Tree Lighting to receive their prize.

Thanksgiving Trash Pickup/Street Sweeping Schedules


Thanksgiving will slightly alter the garbage collection schedule in Paramount.

CalMet Services will have no trash pickup on that day. If your normal collection day falls on Thanksgiving, which is Thursday, Nov. 26th, your trash will be collected on Friday (Nov. 27th), along with Friday's normal service.

If you have any questions, please call CalMet at (562) 634-5420.

There will be no street sweeping service on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 26th or Friday, November 27th. There will be no makeup for those days.

Lighting Up the Holiday Sky

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Come out to the Paramount Pond on Wednesday evening, December 2nd, to once again begin the season of holiday festivities in town at our 17th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Entertainment begins at 5:00 pm. with the lighting ceremony starting at 6:00 p.m.

The Pond is located at the intersection of Jackson St. and Paramount Blvd.

Local dance companies, church choirs, Mariachi Los Palmeros, and the Paramount High School choir will provide entertainment. There will be a special visit from Santa, as well. And plenty of refreshments will be available for the large crowd of holiday celebrants.

For more information, please call (562) 220-2121.

Santa Train Traveling Through Town


Track the Christmas Train On Homepage or Smart Phone

The Paramount Christmas Train has been bringing the holiday spirit to kids in every neighborhood of our City since 1969, when the "Express" was a modified Helm's Bakery truck.

This season the train, sleigh, and caboose will be running from Monday, December 7th through Thursday, December 10th. Santa and his elves will pose for pictures and give out 25,000 apples and candy canes, not to mention plenty of good cheer.

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Buy Your Tickets for Breakfast With Santa


Breakfast with Santa and Snow Day will be on Saturday, December 12 in Paramount Park from 8 a.m. till noon. It will feature a meal, holiday craft-making, giveaways, entertainment, and snow for sledding. You can also take photos with Santa (a professional photographer will also have packages available for purchase).

The event is free to attend, but you need to buy a ticket for the food. A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase until December 11th (Mondays through Fridays only). Presale breakfast tickets are $5 per person, which also gives you access to the fast-pass lane. Tickets bought at the door on the day of the event are $5 per person, first come, first served, with no fast-pass access.

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Winter Recreation Newsletter


Click here to view the newest newsletter from the City's Recreation Department featuring upcoming special events, classes, sports, programs for seniors, and more for the winter months ahead.

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Be Prepared for El Niño


Southern California is expecting lots of rain in the next few months thanks to El Niño, the weather condition that, it has been predicted, could fuel storm systems in late fall and winter. Heavy rainfall can produce a number of issues when it comes to our homes and neighborhoods. Here are some things to consider in the lead-up to this El Niño season.

(Keep in mind that, according to the Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management, even if we get above-average rainfall this winter it will not erase the severe drought conditions resulting from four years of below-average rainfall. So keep conserving water, Paramount!)

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Online Water Bill Payment Now Available

The City of Paramount's water utility now offers customers the ability to pay bills online with a credit or debit card.

Clicking on this link, Pay Your Bill Online, will take you to a website where you can open an account. You can then pay a bill with a card, check your account information, and view both transaction and consumption histories.

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City Offers Drought-Busting Turf Removal Assistance


Paramount has passed a Turf Removal and Re-Landscaping Program for all properties in town. The guidelines cover removing turf (grass) and re-landscape with drought-tolerant plantings or replacement with artificial turf. 

As part of the program, the City will provide consultation with a professional landscape designer, free of charge. The consultant will assist the property owner in drawing up a landscape plan for presentation to and approval by the City.

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Recognized Obligations Payment Schedule

On September 22, 2015, the Oversight Board for the Successor Agency for the Paramount Redevelopment Agency approved the Recognized Obligations Payment Schedule (ROPS) for the period January 2016 through June 2016. The ROPS was submitted to the California Department of Finance for review.


(ROPS-January 2016 thru June 2016)

(ROPS-July 2015 through December 2015)

Additional information about the elimination of redevelopment agencies can be found on the California Department of Finance's website.



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